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Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment

July 24, 2020

Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment - The Focused Policy Assessment of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Higher Capitation payment is available now on the Government’s website.

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Response to Government support package

June 12, 2020

Following the publication of our checklist to inform the reopening of childcare settings, we have been considering the package of support measures announced by Government on Wednesday.

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Government announces substantial supports for the Reopening of Childcare

June 11, 2020

Today, 10 June, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone announced a major funding package to facilitate the reopening of childcare facilities from 29 June.

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EYES Update 4 June 2020

June 4, 2020

This week the EYES team looks at the PSP application, the HSPC guidance document, AIM applications and accessing your premises again.

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Statement from Early Childhood Ireland

May 14, 2020

Statement from Early Childhood Ireland on the government decision not to proceed with provision of childcare support for frontline healthcare workers.

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EYES Update 13 May 2020

May 11, 2020

In the EYES Update this week, the team look at the rollout of the new Childcare for Essential Health Workers scheme and review the going live of Phase 2 of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme.

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Let’s Play Ireland

May 4, 2020

We are delighted to share with you some of the video resources for parents that Early Childhood Ireland have been working on in collaboration with DCYA.

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EYES Update 28 April 2020

April 27, 2020

This week's EYES update looks at Continuing Professional Development during the Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme and Eligibility Changes for Revenue’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.

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EYES Update 15 April 2020

April 14, 2020

This week's EYES update looks at Data Retention Policy and the statement from DCYA on the COVID-19 measures for the sector.

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Early Childhood Ireland seeks urgent clarification on wage subsidy scheme for childcare sector

April 7, 2020

Press Release: Early Childhood Ireland has called for an urgent update from the DCYA on the proposed government Wage Subsidy Scheme for the sector.

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